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GLA Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: GLA / EGPF
Airport Names:
  1. Glasgow International Airport
  2. Port-adhair Eadar-nàiseanta Ghlaschu
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 55°52'18"N by 4°25'59"W
Area Served: Glasgow, Scotland and UK
Operator/Owner: Heathrow Airport Holdings
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 26 feet (8 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Glasgow International Airport (GLA):

  • A dedicated international departure lounge and pier was added at the western side of the building, leaving the facility with a total of 38 gates, bringing its capacity up to nine million passengers per year.
  • The furthest airport from Glasgow International Airport (GLA) is Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), which is located 11,739 miles (18,892 kilometers) away in Stewart Island, New Zealand.
  • Glasgow International Airport (GLA) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The West Pier, built as part of the 1989 extension project, is the principal international and long haul departure point, with some gates capable of handling Boeing 747 aircraft.
  • In 2005 BAA published a consultation paper for the development of the airport.
  • Because of Glasgow International Airport's relatively low elevation of 26 feet, planes can take off or land at Glasgow International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • The Central Pier, which was part of the original 1966 building, is now used for domestic destinations.
  • In addition to being known as "Glasgow International Airport", another name for GLA is "Port-adhair Eadar-nàiseanta Ghlaschu".
  • The closest airport to Glasgow International Airport (GLA) is Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK), which is located 26 miles (42 kilometers) SSW of GLA.
  • An extended terminal building was created by building a pre-fabricated metal structure around the front of the original Basil Spence building, hence screening much of its distinctive Brutalist style architecture from view, with the void between the two structures joined by a glass atrium and walkway.
  • The airport is owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings, which also owns and operates three other UK airports, and is itself owned by FGP TopCo Limited, an international consortium, which includes Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and GIC Special Investments, that is led by the Spanish Ferrovial Group.
  • Glasgow International Airport handled 7,363,764 passengers last year.
  • In the 1960s, Glasgow Corporation decided that a new airport for the city was required.

Map of Nearest Airports from Glasgow International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Glasgow International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
125.82 miles (41.56 km) SSWGlasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK)Prestwick (near Glasgow), Scotland, United KingdomView Glasgow-Prestwick Airport on a map Set PIK as destination Airport Get more information about Glasgow-Prestwick Airport
241.42 miles (66.66 km) EEdinburgh Airport (EDI)Edinburgh, United KingdomView Edinburgh Airport on a map Set EDI as destination Airport Get more information about Edinburgh Airport
356.63 miles (91.14 km) NEPerth Airport (PSL)Perth, Scotland, United KingdomView Perth Airport on a map Set PSL as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
457.39 miles (92.37 km) WSWCampbeltown Airport (CAL)Campbeltown, Scotland, United KingdomView Campbeltown Airport on a map Set CAL as destination Airport Get more information about Campbeltown Airport
567.38 miles (108.44 km) NEDundee Airport (DND)Dundee, Scotland, United KingdomView Dundee Airport on a map Set DND as destination Airport Get more information about Dundee Airport
669.49 miles (111.83 km) ENERAF Leuchars (ADX)St Andrews, Scotland, United KingdomView RAF Leuchars on a map Set ADX as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Leuchars
771.16 miles (114.52 km) WColonsay Airport (CSA)Colonsay, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, United KingdomView Colonsay Airport on a map Set CSA as destination Airport Get more information about Colonsay Airport
872.17 miles (116.14 km) WIslay Airport (ILY)Islay, Scotland, United KingdomView Islay Airport on a map Set ILY as destination Airport Get more information about Islay Airport
990.70 miles (145.96 km) SECarlisle Lake District Airport (CAX)Carlisle, England, United KingdomView Carlisle Lake District Airport on a map Set CAX as destination Airport Get more information about Carlisle Lake District Airport
1097.88 miles (157.52 km) WNWColl Island Airport (COL)Coll, Scotland, United KingdomView Coll Island Airport on a map Set COL as destination Airport Get more information about Coll Island Airport
11103.20 miles (166.09 km) WNWTiree Airport (TRE)Tiree, Scotland, United KingdomView Tiree Airport on a map Set TRE as destination Airport Get more information about Tiree Airport
12103.53 miles (166.62 km) SWGeorge Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView George Best Belfast City Airport on a map Set BHD as destination Airport Get more information about George Best Belfast City Airport
13109.39 miles (176.04 km) SWBelfast International Airport (BFS)Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView Belfast International Airport on a map Set BFS as destination Airport Get more information about Belfast International Airport
14116.35 miles (187.24 km) NInverness Airport (INV)Inverness, Scotland, United KingdomView Inverness Airport on a map Set INV as destination Airport Get more information about Inverness Airport
15121.28 miles (195.18 km) WSWCity of Derry Airport (LDY)Derry, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView City of Derry Airport on a map Set LDY as destination Airport Get more information about City of Derry Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Glasgow International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Glasgow International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,739.22 miles (18,892.39 km) SSERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
211,712.41 miles (18,849.25 km) SSEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
311,711.55 miles (18,847.86 km) SSEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
411,658.51 miles (18,762.51 km) SSEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
511,652.41 miles (18,752.68 km) SSEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
611,630.07 miles (18,716.74 km) SSEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
711,618.31 miles (18,697.82 km) SSEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
811,615.01 miles (18,692.51 km) SSERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
911,593.84 miles (18,658.43 km) SSEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
1011,593.31 miles (18,657.58 km) SSEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
1111,576.02 miles (18,629.76 km) SSEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1211,570.78 miles (18,621.31 km) SChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
1311,566.75 miles (18,614.83 km) SSEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1411,544.91 miles (18,579.69 km) SSEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome
1511,532.20 miles (18,559.23 km) SSWChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands